Insurance, Work and Health Group, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Address correspondence to: Tyler J. Lane, DPhil, Insurance, Work and Health Group, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia ([email protected]).
Clinical significance: Applying an interrupted time series to administrative claims data, we analysed the effect of increasing benefit generosity on workers’ compensation claims, a first in Australia. Unique among such research, we examined the effect by condition type including mental health. Effects varied by condition and among higher earners.
Funding: This study was funded by Safe Work Australia and WorkSafe Victoria as part of a grant for the Compensation and Return to Work Effectiveness (ComPARE) Project. The former is a statutory agency responsible for improving workers’ compensation in Australia and the latter is a state government regulatory agency in Victoria, Australia.
Conflicts of Interest: None declared.
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